The Resource The home front, Margaret Vandenburg, (electronic resource)

The home front, Margaret Vandenburg, (electronic resource)

Label
The home front
Title
The home front
Statement of responsibility
Margaret Vandenburg
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Barrons like to think of themselves as a typical American family. Never mind the fact that Todd drops bombs on Afghan targets one minute and sits down to dinner with his wife and kids the next. A drone pilot stationed in Nevada, he manages to compartmentalize the conflicting demands of combat and family life-until their son, Max, is diagnosed with autism. His wife, Rose, deploys an army of specialists, surfing the outer limits of the web for a miracle cure. Meanwhile, Max clings to compulsive isolation and order-wearing the same tan clothes, eating the same round foods, lining up trucks or Legos or whatever else needs to be lined up-to fend off the chaos of normalcy. Unhinged by their son's prognosis, Rose resorts to New Age magical thinking to cope with her own sense of losing control. Todd feels curiously indifferent, watching his wife and son retreat further and further into la-la land. It's a familiar feeling, symptomatic of his "Chair Force" job waging virtual war. The Barrons continue to drift apart until a gifted behavioral therapist intervenes, reviving the dream of discovering a common language. The Home Front is both deeply personal and culturally relevant, a family portrait of the uncanny connection between autism, drone warfare, and virtual reality. Without a real diagnosis of the problem, the prognosis isn't good
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
Midwest
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vandenburg, Margaret
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not applicable
Format of music
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Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
PerformerNote
Read by Tom Taylorson
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Taylorson, Tom
  • hoopla digital
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Drone aircraft pilots
  • Autism in children
  • Families
Target audience
adult
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not applicable
Label
The home front, Margaret Vandenburg, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
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unknown
Control code
MWT11295659
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Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (6hr., 45 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
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not applicable
Isbn
9781504607360
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
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unknown
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT11295659
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unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The home front, Margaret Vandenburg, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
MWT11295659
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (6hr., 45 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781504607360
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT11295659
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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